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The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

Marya Mannes in Revenge, End, Earth

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The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

Marya Mannes

If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.

Marya Mannes

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.

Marya Mannes

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.

Marya Mannes

It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.

Marya Mannes

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.

Marya Mannes

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.

Marya Mannes

In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.

Marya Mannes

It is privilege of living to be ... acutely agonizingly conscious of the moment that is always present and always passing.

Marya Mannes

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.

Marya Mannes

The process of maturing is an art to be learned an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are and if it is good it is better than your youth.

Marya Mannes

To lead means to direct and to exact and no man dares do either - he might be unpopular. What authority we are given now is a trinity: the grin the generality and God (the Word).

Marya Mannes

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

Marya Mannes

You cannot know what you cannot feel.

Marya Mannes

Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal.

Marya Mannes